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Sojourners Magazine Earns 2008 Eddie Award from FOLIO

Source: Sojourners
Date: September 26, 2008

September 26, 2008

Contact: Jason Gedeik, Sojourners, (202) 745-4633, media@sojo.net

Sojourners Magazine Earns 2008 Eddie Award from FOLIO

Leading Christian Magazine Garners "Religious/Spiritual” Gold Award

WASHINGTON, DC - September 26, 2008 - Sojourners, a monthly publication that addresses issues of faith, politics, and culture from a biblical perspective, received the prestigious 2008 Gold Eddie Award from industry-leader FOLIO: magazine. The Eddie and Ozzie Awards recognize excellence in magazine editorial and design and are presented by FOLIO, the leading publication for magazine professionals. Sojourners won first place in the Consumer, Religious/Spiritual category for a full issue. This highly esteemed award comes on the heels of earning 22 Awards and Honors from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association in April and May of this year.

"Sojourners strives to bring the highest quality editorial content for our readers,” said Jim Rice, editor of Sojourners magazine. "We are committed to an intelligent, well-crafted magazine that examines cutting-edge issues from our perspective as Christians. We're honored that the importance of our voice and the quality of our work have been recognized by professionals in the field.”

The gold winners of the Eddie and Ozzie Awards were revealed on September 22 at the annual FOLIO: Show's Eddie and Ozzie Awards digital gallery in Chicago. There were more than 2,800 entries this year, the largest competition in magazine publishing, and more than 100 expert judges evaluated the entries. The Eddie and Ozzie Awards are the only competition for all magazines for editorial and design excellence. Magazines are judged on how well they fulfill their stated mission and the quality of their content.

Sojourners earned top accolades for the March 2008 issue with the cover story "Is It Still a Wonderful Life?” by E.J. Dionne Jr. on building a new politics on the old values of generosity, compassion, and community. The award-winning issue also included articles by Amy Sullivan on faith and the Democratic Party, by Douglas Roche on nuclear weapons, and by Jim Rice on breaking down barriers between Christians and Muslims.

"Sojourners is also expanding our editorial content on our Web site at Sojo.net to provide our readers with interesting and interactive content forms that bring forward the people behind the stories we cover,” said Rice. "These include audio clips of our interviews, extended article content not found elsewhere, and opportunities for reader interaction through comments sections and online surveys.”

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Sojourners' mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit www.sojo.net.